Category: Morals

War and the Rumors of War

Introduction It has been twenty years since I stopped going to the Novus Ordo Mass and returned to the immutable Faith and the traditional Catholic Latin Mass. Like other cohorts of my generation, returning to Traditional Catholicism was a search … Continue reading

The Summer of Our Discontent

Doubtless it is because summer means vacation time for most Americans and Europeans that there is always a feeling not much happens – there is no big news – during June, July and August. The feeling is probably due to … Continue reading

Changing Church Teaching

However readers of the present lines first read or heard the news on August 2, the report included the words. “Pope Changes Church Teaching”. The full headline in the Washington Post was, “Pope Francis changes Catholic Church teaching to say … Continue reading

Ignoring Church Teaching

Here is a question for any reader who is a lifelong Catholic younger than 50: Have you ever heard a homily preached against the evil of contraception? My guess is that you have not. I know that I never have … Continue reading

Barbarian Triumph

It was one hundred years ago, on July 17, 1918, that Russia’s Tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered — shot, bayoneted and bludgeoned — on the orders of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. Since his canonization by the Russian … Continue reading

Contraception and the Culture of Death

LifeSIteNews, Maike Hickson: A Swiss bishop is praising Humanae Vitae’s “prophetic significance” and warning that contraception is “part of the culture of death.” Read article here.